I live by routine! My son has thrived on his routine he is 3 months now and since about 6 weeks i have started a routine, it may not be exact on a time schedule but we try to do the same thing every day. For example, in the morning I unswaddle him and turn his mobile on so he can wake him self up, at nap time he gets swaddled and i turn on his cd's, and at night cereal, bath and bottle.
Routines help you and the baby know what is coming next. When I taught pre-school, my class knew what was coming and knew what to expect. when we changed the schedule class was chaotic. SO even at that age they thrive on routine!
I hope this helps.
at 10:42 AM on Oct. 1, 2008